Tail lift weight testing at Drumack Coachworks

Demonstration of one of the mobile units for on-site taillift weight testing by Drumack Coachworks.


In vehicle yards where space is restricted this operation facilitates efficient weight testing with minimal disruption.


Drumack Coachworks – Mobile Tail Lift Weight Testing

Special web offer on Teal vehicle hand wash units

Vehicle hand wash units 24Volt by TEAL – £259 exc. vat

Robust hand washing unit manufactured by TEAL supplied by Drumack Coachworks.

Real hand hygiene is achieved under hot running water at the ideal constant temperature of 45°C +/-2°C. There are no messy twist taps to retain dirt and grease – just a simple Flipi-tap.

The TEALwash provides more than twenty twelve second washes, from each filling of the 5 litre water tank. It’s easy to fill and empty with a large opening lid for a quick top-up with clean water. Close the bowl after washing and the waste water drains away.

(courtesy of TEALwash.com)

TW24  £259 exc. VAT

(12 Volt units available, this offer applies to 24 volt units only)

Only while stocks last

Contact James at Drumack Coachworks – 028 9077 9077


Drumack Coachworks – mobile hand washing units UK – TEALwash

Comus Platform Light RBF-20

Special introductory offer 

£22 exc VAT

Platform Lighting at Drumack Coachworks
  • No wires
  • No flags
  • No hassle
Robust design – Resin filled polycarbonate shell
Battery life – Operational lifetime of up to 5 years normal daily use
Suitable for all cantilever lifts
Flashing LED safety light
For sales enquiries contact; John at Drumack (Rasharkin) – 028 295 71215
or John at Drumack (Dargan, Belfast) – 028 9077 9077


Drumack Coachworks – sole distributors for Northern and Southern Ireland

The headache of branches and bridges

Watch out for low bridges and overhanging branches!












Attention to route changes or road diversions in relation to the height of your vehicle can save £££’s

  • Place a marker in the cab clearly indicating the vehicle height – a quick check before entering a low bridge or service station could save thousands!
  • Approach low bridges and areas of overhanging branches at a reduced speed – the slower the speed the slower the ‘can opener effect’
  • Pay particular attention when changing vehicle or route – in our experience this is the most likely cause of collisions.












Drumack Coachworks frequently undertake insurance work to repair damaged vehicles. In some instances of more severe damage it is more cost effective to replace the body.

Call in at Drumack and we’ll be happy to provide a quote.

Drumack Coachworks, 10 Drumack Road, Rasharkin, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, BT44 8RF


Drumack Coachworks – Commercial Vehicle Body Repairs – 028 295 71214

Conspicuity tape regulations

Posted in Industry News, Safety

Mandatory conspicuity marking legislation detailed in the UK Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations apples to the following classes.

  • Goods vehicles with a gross vehicle weight exceeding 7,500kg first used on or after 10 July 2011
  • Trailers with a gross vehicle weight exceeding 3,500kg manufactured on or after 10 July 2011

Text courtesy of FTA compliance guide
Paul Garroways new Volvo sporting the Autosmart livery and the ECE104 compliant conspicuity tape.

Further details can be obtained from the FTA compliance guide


 Drumack Coachworks – Commercial vehicle body builder – Northern Ireland


Damaged panels vulnerable to rot

This majestic bracket fungi emerging from a damaged panel on a sliding door vehicle.

The outer layer to most panels in vehicle construction is the protective layer. Once this GRP film is damaged, water etc. is permitted to enter the panel core and nature will do the rest.

If vehicle damage is repaired at the earliest convenience, much future expense may be spared. However, if left unchecked  panel integrity will be compromised.

Drumack frequently undertake repairs to commercial vehicles. Special alloy sections can be sourced for repairs to most UK mainland manufactured vehicles.

A variety of techniques are available for panel repairs dependent on the severity of the damage. Replacement panels are also stocked and a full painting service offered.

Call in to the Rasharkin depot for a damage assessment and quote –  10 Drumack Road, Rasharkin, Ballymena, CoAntrim, BT44 8RF


 Drumack Coachworks – commercial vehicle repairs – Nothern Ireland